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New Technology Can Track Aircraft with FM Signals
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New Technology Can Track Aircraft with FM Signals

Sensor development in the aerospace industry is all about improving aircraft and the systems that track them. For as long as most of us can remember, radar has been the primary means of keeping track of both military and civilian aircraft. That might be about to change, thanks to a new system just unveiled by an Israeli aerospace engineering company. Their passive system relies on FM signals. That's right, the same signals that transmit music from your favorite classic rock radio station to your car radio can be harnessed to track even uncooperative aircraft. Better yet, such aircraft can be tracked without pilot knowledge. The system has obvious implications for military and commercial aviation. How It Works Radar works by transmitting high-powered radio signals and measurin...